½ Prince V4C1: Infinite City Will Never Fall

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½ Prince Volume 4: The Buskers of Infinite City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 1: Infinite City Will Never Fall – translated by eilinel

“Don’t bother about me! Hurry up and riddle them with arrows!” howled Fan, who was pinned to the ground under Wolf-dàgē’s foot.

I raised my eyebrows, but just as I was about to say something…

“The mages have already cast a protective barrier around us, so long-range attacks from archers should be useless against us,” Broken Sword said doubtfully. “Has Fan become so consumed with rage that he’s lost his mind? Why would he give such an order?”

“Even if he were to give orders, why would he so openly announce them? Why didn’t he use the PM system?” Wicked analyzed calmly. “I think he must have given a different order via the PM system. Looking at the current situation, he probably ordered them to charge and then have the thieves or warriors with high agility rescue him during the attack.”

“That’s right; we must not fall into his trap. We should start forming our defensive line right away.” A woman with a commanding aura walked up to us. She looked like she was going to give orders, but after some hesitation, she looked at me, “Liege lord, is the formation of our defensive line at this time acceptable?”

I smiled while looking at her, Wow, such a cool, smart, and beautiful girl–but who on earth is she? I was puzzled, but still dutifully answered, “Of course it is, but please ask the mages to remove the protective barrier and attack the enemy’s rear with AoE1 magic attacks, or help our side defend with simple spells.”

She was struck dumb, then replied frantically, “No, we can’t do that! If the opponent switched to attacking us with arrows or spells, we would sustain heavy damages due to our tight formation.”

“Believe me, there will be no problems.” I looked at her resolutely, “There is no time to explain now. Please, just follow my orders.”

Despite my words, she continued to look dubious. She turned towards Zui as though looking for help. “Do as the liege lord orders,” Nan Gong Zui said without any hesitation, as though it was the most natural thing in the world.

“Prince, please stand back a bit.” Wicked said coolly, “You are our leader; your job is to give us instruction and to be our pillar of spiritual support. The front line is not your place.”

My face dropped. But I want to fight too! I stared at Wicked with a pitiful expression, but even acting pitiable was of no use this time, as Wicked’s determined expression did not even flicker, so I could only rub my nose and obediently listen to his words.

“I will stand back. Kenshin, remember to help me protect them,” I said to Kenshin, feeling disgruntled.

I walked to the back and stood in front of the group of mages. I saw that our opponents already stood in their offensive formation and White Bird had also given the orders for defense, so now both sides seemed to be waiting for a signal to start the battle.

“Prince, are we really going to remove the protective barriers?” Rose and the other mages asked with some hesitation.

I gave a wave of my hand while keeping my eyes trained on the tense situation in front, “Yes! All of you should just attack with spells without worries.”

I suddenly thought of something, and turned towards Sunshine to ask, “Sunshine, can you use the spell that’s able to chase people? The one you told me about before?”

Sunshine smiled gracefully, “Guided Arcane Missiles? Yes I can, but I will need a long time to lock onto the enemies.”

“Mm, you can take all the time you need; just make sure you cast it before the battle ends.” I nodded and then returned my gaze to the front line.

Eh? Why hasn’t it started after so long? I’m almost falling asleep. Feeling extremely displeased, I shouted at Kenshin listlessly, “Kenshin, did you fall asleep? Quickly start the battle.”

Kenshin turned his head to look (glare?) coldly at me, slowly drew his katana out, then suddenly disappeared from his location.

In the blink of an eye, while everyone was still stunned, the sound of a howl suddenly came from the enemy’s side. After that, the sounds of different people’s howls seemed endless. Everyone stared at the sight of a red figure that jumped here and there without pause. Wherever he went, enemies’ stomachs were cut open and intestines flowed out. Bodies lay all over the place and the flowing blood formed a river.

Sigh! Kenshin, can you stop disembowling our opponents? We could easily slip if we stepped on the intestines that have been dropped onto the ground! You should consider the effects for our side.

The opponents, who were only able to react after their initial shock wore off, finally started to hunt down Kenshin. I snorted, If even I was unable to follow the speed of a level 100 Kenshin, how would it be possible for you all to catch Kenshin? If you all can even touch a corner of Kenshin’s clothes, you would already be considered incredible.

“Everyone, quick, follow the original plan; don’t be distracted by him!” a warrior who was pretty good-looking yelled with all his might as he saw the situation going amiss.

Under the roar of this person, everyone from the enemy side suddenly rushed towards Infinite City. When they drew near the defensive line, countless Fireballs, Ice Spears, Wind Blades and Jaws of Hell “greeted” them and killed a row of enemies straight away. Then, before I could even clap my hands and applaud them, another wave of spells attacked. It was so fast between waves that there wasn’t time enough to bat an eyelash. I looked over to the group of mages, slightly perplexed. Ooooh! So they are attacking in turns. Furthermore, they are moving with perfect coordination, taking turns and casting spells without missing a step.

“Magical attacks? They have removed their protective barriers? Mages, quickly attack!” There was another anxious roar from the opponent side.

Then, as our side watched on with some fear in their eyes, I admired the sight of a multitude of spells—plus one smelly sock that came out of nowhere—being hurled in my direction. Sigh, a liege lord is a liege lord indeed; eight out of ten spells were aimed at me. I raised my eyebrows, unconcerned, but Gui, who was at my side, suddenly rushed out to stand in front of me, and hugged me tightly. A vein throbbed on my temple while I smiled tightly.

Gui, I am really touched that you are willing to help me block the attacks, but I’m more angry than touched about the fact that you slyly hugged me again. I ruthlessly pinched Gui’s face, hard.

“Ouch!”

Then, as I expected, the sound of many cries went up again.

“What is happening?” Gui, who was originally prepared to be a meat shield, had forgotten about the pain from my pinch. He stared in a daze as the spells that flew close to his head suddenly reversed their direction and blasted the enemy mages into the sky.

“Good job, Yun,” I praised Yun, who also stood quite close to me, and he signaled a “V” to me.

Facing the shocked stares displayed by both sides, I calmly explained, “Rebound Barrier is a special skill in a job that is extremely obscure—the Barrier Master. It’s just nice that there was a Barrier Master, Gu Yun Fei, among the people I brought back.”

Everyone looked towards Yun. Just when Yun was feeling high spirited and proud…

Gui looked at Yun, smiled, then said, “Yun Fei, you had only scored a C in your mid-term literature exam, please work harder for the final exam. You should learn from Lü Jing, as her grade was A+.”

Yun looked overjoyed instead of disappointed and he mumbled to himself, “I scored a C! I thought my exam result this time would have definitely been closer to the cup size of Tian Xin, a F.”

I wonder what I scored  on the exam? I really, REALLY want to ask… I fiercely tried to control my mouth in case I asked Gui accidentally.

“You should quickly set up your Rebound Barrier,” I could only order Yun with a bit of resentment, since I couldn’t ask about my result.

Yun exaggeratedly gave me a 90 degree bow, “Yes Dàgē.”

The battle had cooled down for a bit as the opponent side seemed helplessly bewildered. I couldn’t help but laugh loudly as I leisurely walked to the side of Legolas. “Do you have an extra set of bow and arrows?”

Legolas stood bewildered for a moment, then handed me a bow and a quiver of arrows. I waved my hand to call Jing over, drew the bow and notched an arrow, while Jing automatically tied a piece of fu paper to the tip of the arrow. I released the arrow …and hit some unlucky man on the shoulder, then the fu suddenly exploded, sending the man and a few unlucky people around him up to see Buddha.

When everyone looked at me with admiration, I revealed a faint smile as usual, but I was actually thinking in my heart…Shit! I missed the target! Originally I wanted to shoot the warrior on the left that was so ugly he hurt my eyes. How did I hit the people on the right instead? I furrowed my brow, drew the bow again and shot another arrow.

Damn! Why did I miss again? Being slightly annoyed now, I swiftly pulled the bow and continuously shot the arrows like mad. I was shooting so fast that Jing almost had no time to tie the Fu on to the arrows in the quiver.

In the end, the entire front row of people died, except for the ugly warrior that was still standing and looking at me with wobbly feet. Hmph, this time I will kill you for sure. I drew my bow again, aimed, and shot the arrow…

“……” With a swipe of his sword, Kenshin deflected the arrow that was flying towards him. Coincidentally, the deflected arrow struck the ugly warrior.

Good thing I didn’t choose to be an archer in the beginning, I rejoiced silently and then smiled innocently at Kenshin while the latter speechlessly glared at me.

“Sharpshooter!” Hearing the shouts of admiration from our side and seeing the terror in the eyes of the opponents, I scratched my face, This…really is a beautiful misunderstanding.

The opponents seemed to be at an impasse now. I thought, Well it’s to be expected; they can’t use spells and arrows since they are worried about the attacks being reflected back and if they charged at us directly they have to face both warriors and mages at the same time. What can they do even if they outnumber us? I started to feel bored, as the outcome of the battle seemed to be decided. So, I took out a packet of guazi2 from my pouch and started to crack them open.

“Hey Prince, the battle is still going on, don’t you think you are too relaxed?” Lolidragon said while watching my actions with a vein throbbing on her temple.

I continued to chew on my guazi. Just when I tried to explain to her that I was feeling bored, a huge beam of light rose up and shot toward the sky behind my back. As I raised my head to observe the light and crack my second guazi, the beam of light divided into one hundred smaller beams of light in the air, and descended from the sky. Everyone finally realized what was happening when the first small light beam killed an opponent.

Guided Arcane Missiles, is an ability similar to guided missiles. The only difference between them is that while guided missiles can only target one target, Guided Arcane Missiles can target one hundred people at once. However, its disadvantage is that not only does it have a casting time long enough to make one fall asleep, the caster also must look at each and every target in the eye in order to lock on. Therefore, this ability is extremely useful for defending castles but not much else, similar to Yun’s Barrier Master abilities that are only useful for defending too.

As this attack had killed one hundred people simultaneously, the morale of the attacking side was dropping lower and lower; some people had even went as far as to stand there helplessly without doing anything. I saw a man with green hair and blue eyes roar, “Stop!”

Everyone in the attacking side froze immediately, while everyone from the defending side looked towards me. Oh? So it’s my turn to talk now? But my mouth is full of guazi… Thus I was forced to suavely raise my right hand and everyone from our side stopped instantly too.

The green-haired blue-eyed man drew a deep breath and said, “We surrender.”

“Kui, you are not allowed to surrender!” Fan roared angrily.

That man, Kui, looked dejectedly at Fan, “Fan, it’s over. There is no need to make our brothers pointlessly lose levels.”

“No matter what the situation is, I forbid you to surrender to him.” Fan said while giving me a malicious glare.

I swallowed the guazi in my mouth calmly and turned to give Wolf-dàgē a look… Wolf-dàgē immediately stomped hard on Fan’s chest. I watched with satisfaction as Fan vomited a few mouthfuls of blood and was unable to talk again. Then I turned in Kui’s direction and said, “Surrender? Won’t you regret it? You still have a lot of people that can fight.”

Kui smiled bitterly, “Fight? From the moment you dropped from the sky, I should have known that it was over. When that man who was so agile that he was like a ghost started to butcher our people, I had faintly guessed the outcome in my heart. When I learned of the Rebound Barrier, I could only pray for a miracle to happen. But what really made me give up was the fact that after you used the bow to shoot us one by one like in an FPS3 game, you took out the guazi to eat. It was then that I realized that you never took us seriously, and that this whole battle was only a game to you.

“‘GAMESTART’, really was game start.” Kui said while smiling with a touch of bitterness.

After listening to Kui’s words, I raised my head and laughed while saying, “You are really interesting. Are you interested in joining Infinite City?”

Kui was stunned for a moment, and then he replied, “I have already joined Fan’s Divine Coalition.”

With a smile that was dripping with malice, I said, “If you refuse to join Infinite City, I will kill all your comrades present here and declare all members of Divine Coalition to be KOS.”

Kui’s face was filled with anger.

I ignored his anger and roared on, “Anyone from Divine Coalition that joins Infinite City will be treated as a comrade. Those who don’t will be banned forever from Infinite City and hunted down within its walls.”

The opponents started to riot upon my declaration and many of them were infuriated. When I saw this, I smiled faintly and said, “What are you all being angry for? I’m just helping you find a reason to quit Divine Coalition.”

“……” Kui and the other members of Divine Coalition quieted down after they heard this and looked undecided.

If they are in doubt, it means that they actually want to join Infinite City very much; it’s just that they are still undecided because of worthless reasons such as loyalty, their strength of character, and reputation. So, without waiting for them to agree to join Infinite City, I raised my brows and told Nan Gong Zui, “Zui, go and ask Kui how many members there are in Divine Coalition and discuss with him how to fit the people into Infinite City.”

Zui nodded and walked to Kui. Kui smiled with bitterness for a moment, then stopped doubting and started to discuss intently with Zui.

I revealed an extremely malicious smile as I crouched down to see Fan’s eyes that visibly shone with anger and hatred, and said, “Fan, oh Fan, what do you suggest I do with you now?” I deliberately paced around as if unsure and continued, “You can’t beat me in a one-on-one duel and now you also lost in a battle. What can you do now?”

At this time, Kui walked over with a pleading expression. He watched his former superior Fan with a sorrowful gaze and said, “Prince, can you please let Fan go?”

“Let Fan go?” I asked with a soft voice and furrowed my brows deeply.

“Please Prince, let Fan go,” Ice Phoenix, who had been standing silently with her head bowed at the side all this time, suddenly raised her head and pleaded with me.

I sighed deeply and said solemnly, “If I let Fan go, will you let yourself go?”

Ice Phoenix lowered her head and didn’t say a single word while crying continually. My heart ached as I watched her cry… Erm, my heart aches because we both are women, so I know her feelings; don’t think too much everyone… I still prefer handsome men.

“Never mind. Wolf-dàgē, heal him up and then let him go.” I ordered helplessly. Really, originally I had wanted to try The Ten Torture Methods of the Manchu Dynasty on him!

After being healed, Fan stood up calmly; his eyes were so calm that it was unsettling. He said, “Prince, you are indeed a worthy adversary. I, Fan, swear to you that I will return and the next time, I will defeat you fair and square.”

I raised my brows and said, “I will be waiting for you at Infinite City.”

Fan gave me a last look before his lonesome figure walked out of Infinite City.

“Wicked and Broken Sword, we should lead the surviving comrades to tidy up Infinite City. The city is a mess now and it’s an eyesore!” I said. After I watched Fan walk out of the gates of Infinite City, I suddenly realized the gates were slanted and barely hanging on their hinges. It really went against my virtue of cleanliness so I couldn’t help but feel like wanting to tidy it up.

Therefore, a fierce battle for a city that shocked the heaven and earth and made both the devil and god cry, ended clumsily, with the sound of us hastily moving bricks and wood.

“This battle that wasted countless amounts of money and levels of comrades just suddenly ended with a mess like this? Who is going to be responsible for the financial loss?” Yu Lian-dàsăo sobbed tearlessly in Wolf-dàgē’s lap.

“Mm, after accepting everyone from Divine Coalition, our military strength has greatly increased. I think there isn’t anyone who would dare to attack us for now,” said Madame White Bird, who seemed quite happy.

“We have to redesign and reconstruct the gates again.” Gui said, releasing a heartfelt sigh while observing from afar the terrible state of the four gates.

“I wonder how much money Yu Lian will agree to give us?” Fairsky was depressed too; the battle between The Social and Construction Department and The Financial Department would just be starting now.

“I have to lay the traps all over again…” Lolidragon said with a pale face. Thousands of traps!

“Prince, you are finally back.” Nan Gong Zui said to me.

“Yep, did you miss me?” I asked him with a smiling face.

Nan Gong Zui contemplated for a moment and replied, “I rather did, especially when the battle was drawing near.”

“Who said that he missed Prince very much?” Wicked, Gui, and Fairsky, three people that were separated in three different corners turned their head back as one and roared. Their eyes plainly showed that they would kill the next person that dared to join the battle for Prince.

Zui’s face was expressionless, although I saw that he was dripping cold sweat… He turned his head slowly and said, “I’m saying, Liege Lord, welcome back to Infinite City!”

“Liege Lord, welcome back to Infinite City!” some random person suddenly roared, whom I strongly suspect to be that fellow, Kong Kong.

“Liege Lord, welcome back to Infinite City!” Everyone roared joyfully. The battle just now had ended so fast that everyone hadn’t had time to react to it yet. Now the joy of successfully defending our city had finally burst out.

I also laughed wildly while raising my Black Dao high, and yelled, “Infinite City shall never fall!”

[½ Prince Volume 4 Chapter 1 End]

Footnotes

1 AoE: (Area of Effect) Spells that have an area of effect from around the target or a radius from the caster.

2 Guazi: A popular snack for the Chinese. They usually are made from melon seeds, but other variation such as sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are common too.

3 FPS: (First-person shooter) A video game genre which centers the gameplay around gun- and projectile weapon-based combat through the first person perspective; i.e., the player experiences the action through the eyes of a protagonist. See Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-person_shooter) for more information.

97 Responses

  1. A-A-A A NEW CHAPTER *-* THANKS YOU GUYS!!
    *now to actually read it…*

  2. Cookie Monster

    yay new chapter ^^

    love how more detailed it is compared to the manhua ^^

  3. I love Kui’s speech on Prince’s FPS attacks and guazi. XD

    Thank you for the chapter!

  4. tanks for the new chapter :D
    <3

  5. thank you so much! :D

  6. wooot! Thank you guys for the new chapter :D

  7. Dia oz Etealune

    Thanks for the new chapter!! (Woohoo!! First post!!)
    I was so excited when I saw the new update!!
    It has been so long since I last ate a guazi, how nostalgic…

    I found some mistakes in the chapter, sorry if I’m wrong though and please just ignore it if it’s actually wrong…

    Par. 7: “She was struck dumb..” -> “She was dumbstrucked.”
    Par. 19: “..I’m almost falling asleep..” -> “I almost fell asleep”
    Par. 21: “…a red figure that jumped here & there without pause.” -> umm, “a pause? or pausing?” Not sure about this one, probably it’s fine the way it is.
    Par. 36: “… cup size of Tian Xin, a F.” -> “..an F.” What’s Tian Xin btw?
    Par. 45: “..the arrow that was flying toward him.” -> “towards him.”

    Well, enough blabbering from me.
    Thanks again for the update!!
    You guys are the best!
    Can’t wait for the next chapter (to hell with exams, muahahaha!!)!
    Infel yor, PR!

    • eilinel

      I fixed most of it and I’m writing a footnote explaining who is Tian Xin.

    • http://www.redbalcony.com/?vid=19955

      That’s the Tian Xin they are referring to, right?

    • eilinel

      Yes, I think that is her indeed.

    • Blique

      Actually, all of what you listed was already technically correct. Most of what you suggested is also technically correct.

      For example, “toward” and “towards” both work, but one is more British and the other is more American.

      I personally prefer it without those revisions. >>;;

    • And also dumbstucked is not word, so in this case the previous was correct. The “without pause” one is also correct due to the sentence structure. Thanks for catching the others though!

    • Dia oz Etealune

      *Whack herself on the face*
      I really shouldn’t try fixing grammars and all that with my sleep-deprived and hungry condition.
      Now that I look at it again, I was like “Err, what the heck did I write?” and that “dumbstrucked” is seriously stupid (Thanks for pointing that out SR).. X<

      Tried following the link BoP gave and got enlightened on who's Tian Xin is, thanks BoP (so is it actually Tian Xin or Tien Xin?)…

    • eilinel

      The official chinese pinyin for her name is Tian Xin. Tien Xin is more of a english pronounciation…but it will be still be pronounced the same lol.

  8. Sigh! Kenshin, can you stop dismembering our opponents?

    i think you mean disembowling them dismember refers to removal of limbs

    thanks for the update

    also check the spelling

  9. dollyfishe

    yai … TQ guys!!
    already miss the next chapter :D

  10. raylight

    Whee new chapter!! *reads enthusiastically* Ah, nice breather from schoolwork.

    Btw, proof-reading needs to be done here:

    If you all can even touch a corner of Kenshin clothes, you would already be considered incredible. -> Kenshin’s clothes

    “If you refuse to join Infinite City, I will kill all your comrades present here and declare all members of Divine Coalition to be KOS.” -> Add a footnote for Kill On Sight? For those who might not know what it is.

    Thankies!

    • eilinel

      Ray ray…write the footnote for KOS then and submit it to SR….*evil smile*

    • raylight

      T^T Why~~ *pouts*

      ….. Never mind, I did it.

  11. yayyy. thanks

  12. Kittychan H

    Yay!!!
    I was re-reading again in the hopes of something coming out in June! And found myself reading more than I expected…
    Innocently I kept thinking, “Hmm, I don’t remember reading this. I guess my memory for details must be faulty…” Only when I was all done did I figure it out, I was remembering the major story points because I’ve read the manhua on Onemanga but the details are all NEW!!!

    Hahahaha!! Thank you so much for the update!!! And the promise of another one soon too!!!

  13. yay for the new chapter! great job! i just read it and now i’m waiting (patiently) for the next chapter. thanks for all the hard work you all put into this.

  14. thanks again so much for the new chapter

  15. Topomouse

    Thank you very much for the chapter.

  16. starwarrior1234

    I’m so HAPPY! (> 0 <)(^ 0 ^)
    The wait was worth it. Please continue the fine work everyone does! I'm positive we are all appreciative of what HP does! I'm so happy that i would die full of it!

  17. Hawkmoon

    Thank you very much for the chapter. As always a great read. And a lot better than the manhwa. I love the small details that were ommited there:)
    Now I can’t wait for the next chapter. I also bookmarked the 1/2 prince rpg project that was mentioned in the announcment. So many good things to look forward too:)

  18. What exactly are “The Ten Torture Methods of the Manchu Dynasty”?

    Also, could you add how it is originally written (Han characters).

  19. Cathy Nguyen

    Yaaaaay!!! ♥♥♥ Thank you!! you guys are so awesome!!! ^-^

  20. Yes! I was doing my regular check for updates and I saw this chapter! I am so happy! Especially since I just read some really sad yet amazing CCS fanfiction.

    I love how Prince is really bad with a bow and yet someone says, “Sharpshooter!” I love Prince’s reaction more though: “This…really is a beautiful misunderstanding.” *Giggles*

    I look forward to the next post.

    Ja ne!
    ~J. DCF

    • @Ciel
      I totally agree with you, Ciel! When I read that part, I thought, “OMG, Prince is so BAD at shooting, yet somebody calls him a sharpshooter!” lol. FUrthermore, the ‘beautiful misunderstanding’ part. I laughed SOOOO hard that my stomach started hurting!
      Great work on the chapters as usual, PR staff! Keep up the good work! ^^

  21. AWESOME chapter!!
    I think it is my faveourite so far. ^^

    Thx a lot!! *gives cookies*

  22. Mangavore

    Wooooooooooooooooohooooooooo!!!!!
    *smiles blissfully* I was just lurking around on this site, like every day and then I heard Zelda’s theme playing in my head (the one you hear when you find a new item). A new chappy!! And an other to come.
    Thank you so much for this! It feels good to have Prince & Co back. I’m also happy to see that PR! is alive and kicking!!^^ Take care every one!

  23. untitledhunter

    i have a big doubt!… there is a pharagraph that sais

    “Mm, after accepting everyone from Divine Coalition, our military strength has greatly increased. I think there isn’t anyone who would dare to attack us for now,” said Madame White Bird, who seemed quite happy.

    who is “madame white bird”? i have the feeling that it was an error… well maybe im wrong, but please check it out

    • Madame White Bird is Phoenix’s older sister. She’s first introduced in V3C3 and plays a major part in V3C7, if you’d like to reread those chapters.

    • untitledhunter

      oh!! i think i might have confused the name then (i tried to read the 1/2 prince traduction by google’s traductor before the 1/2 prince project started so i might have mixed them up inside my head for a moment)after posting the comment i remembered about her but the unluky thing about posting on internet is that there is no way to take back what is said. however thanks for answering my question, really thanks a bunch

  24. schticklet

    that was so good.
    ….i love you guys.

    i spotted a spelling error, but i’m going to assume that someone else pointed it out already.

  25. schticklet

    ok, i’ll just say it. instead of “dumbstrucked”, it should be “dumbstruck” or “dumbstricken”. the prior is not a word.

  26. AllWeNeedIsLove

    Thank you so much!!!! You don’t know how grateful I am to you guys for translating this!!
    I noticed and error:
    “Kenshin, did you fell asleep? Quickly start the battle.”

    should be fall instead of fell or you could say have you fallen asleep

  27. skepsis66

    Fantastic chapter! I’ve been waiting for this update for what seems like forever! Prince is as hilarious as ever, armed with his black dao & gua-zi. I’d never noticed the pun with Fan’s name before either lol. Too used to reading English these days :D.

  28. Aggresivesnakes

    Yes! Finally, a new episode

  29. >w< yes! Awesomeness. Thank you for posting. I absolutely love this novel. Can't wait for the next installation. Great work everybody!

  30. TY
    the whole trying to kill an ugly warrior and hitting others cracked me up

  31. Thank you!

  32. yay! Thanks so much for the chapter <3

  33. Yay we finally updated! Some proofreading things I picked up:

    1. “…a warrior that was pretty good-looking” Who instead of that?
    2. “There was another anxious roar from the opponent side.” opponents’ side or opposing side? This appears twice I think.

    Otherwise, YAYYYYYY! Thanks for helping me procrastinate! :D

  34. thank you for the chapter!!~

  35. Thank you !!
    You made my day !!! I was starting to miss Prince soooo much ! I just love her personality <3

  36. jlucpitard

    Yeah!! Thanks for the new chapter. Very happy to see Kenshin shine and the detail of the reactions to Nan Gong Zui’s heartfelt admiration for Prince. Very funny stuff!

  37. Haha, EXCELLENT chapter! I loved the bit about how Prince’s horrible aim was seen as magnificent. The stopping for a snack break was rather classic too. X’D I greatly look forward to reading future chapters. :3 You guys do a wonderful job with the translations.

  38. TategamiRyo

    Thank you!!!! you made my day.
    I was thinking that this day had got to be the worce day ever but you guys made me smile thank you thank you thank you!!!

  39. belllda

    Nice chapter! Thank you very much!!! :o)

  40. anonymous

    Thanks for the new chappy!~~~
    >.<

    Prince must have been really bored to have eaten a mouthful of guazi XD

  41. Thank you! I just started reading 1/2 prince a couple weeks ago. It is very enthralling. I really appreciate the translation.

  42. anonymous

    EEEEEE! Thank you so much! I’ve been following this site since its foundation, and you never disappoint!

    I really appreciate that you keep updated with news about delays and such as well :D

  43. Wow….yeeeepeeee a new chapter….. *teary eyed* weeeeeeeee, so much joy…. i really admire you guys…… Thanks a lot… more power :D

  44. I just finished reading this chapter… so amazing!!! I’m looking forward for the next…
    I love you guys!!!

  45. Chuchubelles

    OMG! Its here!!! I would like to express my thanks even before I read the chapter. You guys rock!

  46. Lavina.11

    Большое спасибо за новую главу. Очень рада, что вы попались мне))). В России не так давно стали переводить Принца, но он уже успел приковать к себе внимание.
    На вас наткнулась совершенно случайно. И не могла оторваться. Продолжайте в том же духе!!!
    Извините, что пишу на русском, просто я очень плохо знаю английский. При чтении даже приходится пользоваться автоматическим переводом)))

    • Well it’s great to know that our translations are read in many parts of the world! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, even if in another language :)

    • Lavina.11

      Я сейчас заканчиваю делать дипломную работу и ваша работа меня очень поддержала. Ну как тут не отписаться? ;-)
      Вот когда выучу ваш язык, тогда с удовольствием перечитаю ваш оригинальный перевод, а не автоматический. Хотя иногда забавно читать, когда имена собственные переводят))) Фан постоянно превращается в вентилятор *хи-хи*

  47. romancer

    Thank you very much. I love you guys very much :)

  48. thx so much 4 the update. can’t w8 4 the upcoming ch2 ;)

  49. LoliKitty

    Thank you so much for all your hard work! Once again, you’ve brightened my day! I love this story and the characters in it and I’m looking forward to more wonderful chapters ahead.

  50. Thanks for the new chapter!

  51. THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!You guys are amazing!

  52. Sirenic Griffin

    Wow! This is so awesome. It’s needless to say how jealous I am of all those who can speak/read/write more than one language and I’m so happy that you use those talents so that at least the language gap doesn’t stop us from reading great fiction.

    Keep it up! you’re about to pass the scanlations which seemed to have stopped…

    Also does anybody know if there is a free mmorpg that is similar to the game prince et al (second life) play?

    • raylight

      Thanks for all the compliments! The people at PR! really appreciate everyone’s comments. And hehe, most people at PR! seem to be bilingual, in the very least…

      And haha, we still have quite a bit of a way to go before we pass the scanlations… ^^

      And erm, I don’t think that there’s a game similar to the game Second Life just yet.

  53. hagane_kuragari

    thank you for your hard work
    I’m really happy that the translation still continue on ^_^

  54. hey guys thanks for the translation
    im really thankful but i was wondering
    when will the next update will be u said that it would be between 1 and 7 so i wanted to know if anything happened again?
    for you guys to delay when u looked so confident about doing it on time again this time
    yeah that last part sounded weird but anyways is everything ok?

    • raylight

      Yeah, it’s fine. And the Half Prince V4C2 was supposed to be put up this month, but it seems like most of the proof-readers are rather busy, and each chapter has to go through about 3 rounds of proof-reading. So, there might be a bit of a delay. But no worries!

      And the next official update is July. XP

  55. <3 Thank You <3

    Kui is my favorite side character, I think. Will there be more of him in the future?

    LOVE the part where Gui uses his teacher advantage to combat the Barrier Master's awesomeness. :)

  56. Shadowpanther

    I am so excited for the next chapter(s) that I am going to go read the manhua just to get a vauge idea of what will happen next, wait, I’ve already gotten up to the current chapter in the manhua, and do you know why I haven’t been able to? It’s because they don’t have Taiwanese translators or editors, if you can translate, please help them out!

    • raylight

      Actually, what they don’t have is people in Taiwan who can provide them with the scans. XD So they’re not in need of translators, but rather a scanslator. (Or whatever it is called XP)

    • Cookie

      I believe they’re called raw providers. And there have been three new chapters of the manhua since last week.

  57. ertdax212

    Th-Th-THANK U SO MUCH!! I LOVE THIS CHAPTER!!

  58. Thank you for a great chapter.

  59. thank you for the great chapter and for the effort you exerted for translating half prince… and now i’m waiting for both the novel and manhwa to be updated…

  60. …I scratched my face, This…really is a beautiful misunderstanding.

    I think there should be a dot instead of a comma behind ‘face’.

    Also, ‘Game Start’ is used twice here and one more time at the end of V3C7, but they are all different versions:
    ‘Game, Start’
    ‘GAMESTART’
    ‘game start’

    Isn’t it better to use one version the first two times to avoid confusion?

  61. infinitecity

    there is also a new chapter of the manga on onemanga.

  62. Thanks so much for translating the novel. I love the manga, but getting to read the novel and to read more details than what a manga provide, has just made my love for 1/2 prince increase 100fold! thanks! XD

  63. Thanks a lot for the chap, I love the manhwa and much more this novel

  64. WithoutName

    Thank you all, very much, for all your hard work. And sorry to be blunt but I noticed some grammar errors. I just love spell check and then you go cross-eyed reading through everything.

    “Even if he were to give orders, why would he so openly announce them? Why didn’t he use the PM system?” Wicked
    analyzed calmly “I think…” (there should be either a comma or period after “calmly”)

    Nan Gong Zui said without any hesitation, as though it were the most natural thing in the world. (“was” not “were”)

    I walked to the back and stood in front of the group of mages. I saw that our opponent already stood in their offensive formation… (opponent should be plural)

    “Prince, are we really going to remove the protective barriers?” Rose and (the) other mages asked with some
    hesitation.

    In a blink of eye, while everyone was still stunned, the sound of a howl suddenly came from the enemy’s side. (should be “in the blink of an eye” or “in an eye-blink”)

    Then, as I expected, many sounds of cries went up again. (“the sound of many cries” “many sounds of crying” or
    “many cries”)

    The opponents seemed to be in impasse now. (“at an impasse” or “in an impasse”)

    Zui’s face was expressionless, although I saw that he was dripping drops of cold sweat… (can remove “drops of”)

    Thank you, again, for all your hard work. And I look forward to reading more in the future.

  65. I think this is the only chapter I’ve read that I noticed some mistakes a few too many times, so hopefully they’re the result of a tired writer or something… If not, then I’ll just have to deal with it. 8-). That aside, I really appreciate these being written up. I can’t imagine how long it must take, and I’m afraid of finding out. LOL.

    However, regarding the grammar… There are several instances, but I’ll just use a few examples. I’m sure you’ll understand what I mean. :}

    That man, Kui, looked dejectedly at Fan, “Fan, it’s over. There is no need to make our brothers pointlessly lose levels.”

    As it is now, there is nothing actually linking what Kui is doing to what he’s about to say (dunno how else to describe it)–that link would be a word like “said”, “cried”, “breathed”, “whispered”, “screamed like an enraged King Kong”, or something (lulz). Therefore, it should be either:
    That man, Kui, looked dejectedly at Fan. “Fan, it’s over. There is no need to make our brothers pointlessly lose levels.”
    …or: That man, Kui, looked dejectedly at Fan and said (or cried, or bellowed, or et cetera, lol), “Fan, it’s over. There is no need to make our brothers pointlessly lose levels.”

    As for this paragraph…
    “No matter what the situation is, I forbid you to surrender to him.” Fan said while giving me a malicious glare.
    …the period within the quote should be a comma, since “Fan said” it, after all. A period would mark the beginning of a new sentence–for the quote to end with a period, the “Fan said” part would need to be omitted (and obviously the tense of the remaining words would need modifying too, lol). However, simply changing that little runt of a period into a comma would fix everything easily–commas are like the other pea in a pod when it comes to a quote that “(someone) said”! 8D. … Yeah, I’m lame.

    IDK, I hope that wasn’t confusing. I’m not an English teacher or anything, lol. I’m just a slight grammar Nazi sometimes, and I hate to see these little details a little too often in a piece so epic. >.> I admit that after seeing it many, many times in peoples’ writing it has begun to bug me a bit. BUT WHATEVER, I’m sure you already know all of this and these mistakes were just overlooked. It’s really not that big of a problem; there are only a few errs here and there, so I’m positive no one’s learning a lesson or anything!

    idk
    I’m retarded in special ways
    D:

    in fact, please ignore me and simply continue being awesome. <3.

  66. Guys, you’ve done an amazing job! Thank you very, very much for a new chapter! Can’t wait for the next one, though))
    Unfortunately, I’m Russian and English is the only foreign language I know, so I can’t join your team and help with translations…
    ^_^

  67. Oh my god, thanks sooo much, though I DO wish that the archery scene had been in the manhua, that’s frikkin hilarious.

  68. First; Thank you soooo much for your hard work! I really appreciate it! This story is great!
    Secondly; Why did you put down copylock?
    It’s not like I am re-distribu-whatnot or anything. It’s just that I’m used to reading books.
    You remember, right? Black on white instead of white (light-gray) on black (dark-grey)?
    It hurts my eyes to read it in these color-settings.
    I understand that you want credits for your work and if you want I could e-mail you a copy of my word-documents so you can see the credits for yourself. I don’t wish to steal your work; I just want to enjoy it without hurting my eyes.
    If you insist on the copy-lock, then could you at least put up some pdf.-files or whatnot with black on white text? Please??
    I’ll write it over for you if you think it too much trouble, so please??

    • @Iseria
      I apologize for the inconvenience. However we cannot remove the copylock.
      We do have PDFs available (see the Half Prince menu), though currently for Volume 1 only. The PDFs for the newer volumes are in progress, but it’s taking time since we don’t have enough PDF designers.
      However, in the meantime, if you’d like to view our site with a white background and black font, there are ways to do that.

      First, you need to be using Firefox or Chrome.

      Next, download the extension called “Stylish” from http://userstyles.org/.

      Lastly, install the User Style that I created from http://userstyles.org/styles/43308?r=1296080889

      Hope is answer is satisfactory.

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